Glad I signed up for classes in HCAC, learnt so much more within the span of weeks as compared to anywhere else. Comments were extremely helpful and targeted. Would definitely recommend anyone to come experience the learning yourself!
I attended Lee Strasberg's Method Acting Workshop at the end of 2017, and, to be honest, that was one of the most exciting and useful experience I have ever had. I can say for sure that this 8-session course went far beyond all my expectations. We all got so many positive energy, motivation, and support, and enjoyed everything from the studying process to the warm, friendly, and addicting atmosphere. The program has largely helped me to believe in myself and encouraged to keep moving forward in all areas of my life. Thank you, my classmates and Kamil, for such a great time. I am definitely coming back.
Great little acting school nestled in the middle of one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Singapore, Little India. A general hub for any sort of theatrical arts - learning, practicing, and performance - all under one roof. I've only had the pleasure of attending a show here, but would love to come back for a class some day. The staff are all very nice, professional and friendly. And from what I can tell, the students and Teachers are all very close with one another. Good vibes only.
As a non-actor I had my apprehensions, but after the first lesson I knew I made a good choice. Over the course of 8 weeks you will not only learn methods of acting but how to be more self-aware. Acting really is about drawing from truth in your own experiences and the safe environment that HCAC provides allow you to bring yourself into the space, stripped and bare. I learnt not only how to sharpen my senses but also how to channel my strengths as a creative person. Kamil is an excellent mentor/coach and he gives you his undivided attention every week and beyond. Ultimately a place where anyone who really wants to dig deep and develop themselves will thrive in. Don’t worry if you don’t dream of making it to Hollywood. Give it a shot and you never know where it might take you!
Kamil Haque is one of the best teachers I’m fortunate to meet. He has genuine interest in the growth of his students - both from arts and non-arts background like me. He expects his students to give their best. He can be tough when needed but at the same he is also equally sensitive and supportive. I heard Kamil mention once that he wanted to create a creative space for artists to grow. I believe he achieved exactly that. He created a welcoming, inclusive space for artists, aspiring artists, and those who are figuring out their way, to be a part of something that is creative, beautiful, soulful, and fun. What i love most from this school in addition to its outstanding teachers is its diversity - in nationality, age and background. This for me creates a much richer experience. After 2 acting classes and a workshop, i’m convinced that "drama" is equally relevant to those in non-arts profession. It makes you more perceptive of people and is a great tool for self discovery and personal development. I also find it equally therapeutic. Grace Harper - Personally, this is the best acting workshop. Kamil is such a dedicated teacher and able to help each student tackle their own issues rather than apply standardised techniques to everyone. He really takes his time to understand his students. Also, HCAC is such a great community to be a part of, it provides a safe space to discover and learn more about myself. Bernadette - I've never met a teacher like Kamil before. His dedication to his students, love for the craft & fearlessness in calling you out to push your limits is so authentic! There's so much content and specificity in the material he provides (I've been to other acting workshops before and it hardly touches the surface on the things you will learn with Kamil) The sessions felt like a safe place and at some point, I felt good attending his classes. I definitely recommend his workshop not just for aspiring and working actors but for ANYONE that wants to feel like there's more to living than your daily routine. It's a refreshing course! THANK YOU KAMIL!
I thought it would be intimidating and stressful and that I would be inferior to everyone else. Instead I built my self confidence and became less self-conscious about what others think of me. I am able to express myself freely without worry or hesitation. For once, I feel like myself again.
Some teachers don’t like their students to experience the more hardcore aspects of acting. The thing is that, when we act we can’t always be acting in comedies and feel good shows. I (got the opportunity) to experience the deep end and not just ‘dip my toes in water’. I also love the fact that you’re strict. A lot of people come to acting class expecting to have fun. Yes, acting classes are fun. Acting is fun. But people forget that acting is also a job. I find that classes with you really prepare one for what the real world of acting is like outside. Acting lessons are the only time where I can be with people who share the same passion as me and it’s when I’m at my happiest. I dread the day that lessons end and because there’s really no end to learning in the performing arts industry.
So much to do and learn. I’ve learnt to be more expressive, not hold back, not be afraid to be judged, dig deeper into my emotions and ask myself what I’m feeling. Kamil is a very good teacher and coach.
I participated in The Intimate Shakespeare workshop and we studied Twelfth Night in depth. I must say, it honestly made me appreciate Shakespeare’s brilliant work. Before the workshop, I’ve always had a fear of Shakespeare because of the jarring language and the complex wit and wisdom that he pens. However, Krissy Jesudason is an amazing teacher as she is patient and she knows what she’s doing. She allowed me to identify the universal truth in the Elizabethan era and my experiences in life. I am proud of the fact that my class and I could put up a snapshot production of the show in 8 weeks and I would definitely recommend HCAC’s Intimate Shakespeare series to anyone who has a profound interest in literature and art! By my troth’, it will definitely be a great experience!
There hasn’t been anything more real for me. I have seen changes and growth in myself and all my classmates.
Great course as a base and to learn about or get a glimpse on what "acting" is really about. Very good style of conducting and it is helpful that many different characters came together in the end and "acting" is the result of a complex situations of various inputs and this is something not everyone be aware of. For me I would loved to have more insight into all techniques, to get an idea on what exists in the "market". The voice exercise was helpful.
I was reminded to be open to adapting to situations, to be genuine to people in my action and intentions and to be present.